Monday, December 24, 2018

When I went to Russia for the first time in 1992, we visited the first McDonald’s to be established in Moscow. The square was filled with young people. At first I thought they were all Americans because they wore what our youth do. Yet, they were Russians. They looked like us, but they weren’t. Have you noticed how often Christians do that. We dress like the world. We talk like the world. We even think like the world. Why? Because we put Jesus on the back burner. Why? Because this is the “here and now.” For some, heaven seems so far away. Religion becomes an emergency cell phone, to keep nearby in case we need to call 911 for God’s help. However, until faith in Jesus becomes our daily garment, we will be nothing more than a flashlight with dead batteries. How far away is heaven to you?